Kudzu Bug Discussed in Latest ‘Focus on Soybean’ Webcast

The Plant Management Network (PMN) has launched a new presentation in its Focus on Soybean webcast resource. The latest webcast is titled “Observations and Biology of Kudzu Bugs and Their Management in Southeastern Soybeans” by Dr. Jeremy Greene, Professor of Entomology at Clemson University.        

Since its first confirmation in 2009 at a home in Georgia through today, the kudzu bug has quickly spread to North and South Carolina, Alabama, Florida, and parts of Tennessee and Virginia. 

Research conducted to date has made it clear that the kudzu bug can cause considerable losses in soybean if not controlled and is a pest species that must be addressed in infested areas.

 In the latest Focus on Soybean presentation, Jeremy Greene, Professor of Entomology at Clemson University, helps viewers in the southeastern USA and nearby regions identify, scout for, and manage the kudzu bug in soybeans. His presentation particularly covers…

– Tentative treatment threshold recommendations

– Expected control with insecticides

– The history of the distribution of the insect in the USA

– Identification of the life stages of the species

– Data demonstrating potential yield losses due to the insect

 This 12-minute presentation is open access through October 31, 2012.  Viewers can also opt to see a four-minute executive summary version of this presentation.  This shorter executive summary version is permanently open access courtesy of the United Soybean Board.

View this presentation at http://www.plantmanagementnetwork.org/edcenter/seminars/soybean/kudzu

View other presentations in the Focus on Soybean resource at http://www.plantmanagementnetwork.org/fos


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